The Instagram Outfits That Are Inspiring Our August Wardrobes

It's hard to believe August is already here. It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying those first few picnics in the park as the weather started to warm up. Though, with the final summer month's arrival, it's time to kick back and enjoy the last vestiges of the season (sorry, but this is Britain, after all) and embrace everything that your warm-weather wardrobe has to offer. Clad yourself in gingham, forgo jackets for as long as possible, wear your favourite floral dresses on rotation and accessorise yourself in all the basket bags and chunky sandals you can get your hands on.

You might be bored of them now, but we promise come October, you'll be dreaming of these balmy heatwave days. If you're in need of some inspiration for the coming weeks, Instagram is currently stuffed full of enviable outfits. From Maggie McCormack's minimalist maxi dress to Karina Marriott's green check midi, scroll down to discover what to wear in August from the ladies leading the charge. 

1. Maxi Dress + Cardigan

Style Notes: A white maxi dress is the ultimate summer staple. If you're in the UK, be sure to always keep a cardi close by for when those inevitable chilly evenings set in. 

2. Midi Skirt + Puff-Sleeve Blouse

What To Wear In August: Midi Skirt + Puff Sleeve Blouse

Photo:

@nicoleocran

Style Notes: A midi skirt is a key staple in many wardrobes. This season, pair your favourite with a printed puff-sleeve blouse to create an elevated summer silhouette. 

3. Tonal White Outfit + Statement Accessories

Style Notes: A tonal all-white look is one of those outfits formulas that are just made for summer. Here, Amaka adds interest to her minimalist look through the use of statement accessories, including a Dior bag and bright-blue headscarf. 

4. CLASHING PRINTS + BRIGHT TRAINERS

What To Wear In August: Statement prints + bright trainers

Photo:

@itsmekellieb

Style Notes: Is there anything more summery than being playful with your prints? Kellie keeps her look classy by opting for trousers and a shirt in the same colour palettes, ensuring they work even if the prints clash. 

5. KNOTTED SHIRT + MINISKIRT

Style Notes: A very chic take on safari styling, make the most of the final warmer days by wearing your favourite miniskirt with a knotted shirt in a contrasting colour. 

6. GINGHAM + STRAPPY SANDALS

Style Notes: Gingham checks are here to stay. Dress them up with a pair of white strappy sandals, and finish with simple, minimal jewellery. 

7. RETRO FLORALS + SIMPLE SLIDERS

Style Notes: Faithfull the Brand has singlehandedly put retro florals back on the fashion map with its collection of summer dresses. Pair them with simple footwear so as not to detract from the print at hand. 

8. LEGGINGS + TAILORING

What To Wear In August: Emili Sindlev in a pair of printed trousers and a tailored blazer

Photo:

@emilisindlev

Style Notes: Cycling shorts may have been all the rage over the last year, but now the trend is becoming more modern thanks to the addition of colours and prints. Choose a playful printed legging, and then directly contrast with an oversized tailored blazer. 

9. JEANS + A NICE TOP

Photo:

@sylviemus_

Style Notes: We constantly profess our love of jeans and nice tops, though none come chicer than this combination. Elevate a pair of vintage-wash jeans with a satin blouse, and then finish with the most classic of accessories. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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